Fearnan in the Past

From time to time, the Fearnan Blog features articles about the village in the past.  They have been collected together on this page, for ease of reference.

A Wartime Childhood – Alastair Barnett recalls his childhood in Fearnan as a WW2 evacuee.

The McLean Hall Fearnan – unlike many other village halls, the McLean Hall was not sponsored by a benefactor and the fact that it exists at all was down to the considerable efforts of those who lived in the village some 60 years ago.

The Bus from Fearnan to Tannoch Brae! – the story of the old hotel bus.

The Tigh-an-Loan Hotel – for many years, the Tigh-an-Loan Hotel was an important part of the social and economic life of Fearnan.

The Fearnan Literary Society 1886 – 1890 – the Minute Book of the Society reveals that every Tuesday evening during the winter months, between 20 and 30 men from the village would meet for an evening of debates, essays and recitations.

The Fearnan Air Crash 1943 – three Russian airmen and a Czechoslovakian colleague died during WW2 when their plane crashed in the Cow Park, just missing the village. More than 70 years later, the full story began to emerge when the Blog was contacted by a Russian author who was writing a book about the pilot who was also a Hero of the Soviet Union.

Fearnan 500 BC – the fertile land around Fearnan has been farmed continuously for about 3,000 years, and thanks to the excavation of the crannog in Fearnan Bay, we know quite a lot about our iron-age predecessors.

Old Lawers Village – the deserted village on the shores of Loch Tay where the seer, The Lady of Lawers, lived.

Fearnan War Memorial – there are 3 articles on the project to identify the 8 men whose names appear on the War Memorial. Fearnan’s War Memorial, Local Heroes, Fearnan War Memorial – the Story Unfolds